- Dec 21, 2013
I am not talking about any religion or philosophy per say, just something that many people pick up naturally as they go through life. We sometimes find an animal that we resonate with, and admire character traits associated with it that we wish we had in ourselves...or already do.
For example, the wolf is an extremely popular totem people relate to. When I was observing the Therianthropy community many years back. The wolf dominated the the community as the animal most people saw themselves as. Followed by the Fox, Tiger, and Birds of prey.
I've often wondered why people do this peculiar thing. I think humans seek to reattach to nature as we are often trapped in our artificial surroundings, out of touch with our natural selves, and in unhealthy environments. A desire to return to simplicity and escape our overthinking and overcomplicating humanity. Or perhaps its just cool, like astrology.
So if you have any creature you relate to, please share what it is and why you relate to it.
Did not want to create a new thread about this.
I was identifying with the weasel before but a friend of mine told me that I was not aggressive enough to be a weasel.
Later on, I read some spirit animal descriptions on this site and concluded that the Wombat description fits me, in terms of demeanor and living habits.
There's a through list of spirit animal descriptions that can be sifted thru here.